Lemon-Basil Chicken Breasts

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 20 mins

I got this dinner idea out of Southern Living. Pretty quick and easy. Prep time includes chilling time.


  1. Whisk together first six ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well.
  2. Add chicken, cover and refrigerate for 40 minutes or so, turning occasionally.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade, and save marinade.
  4. Cook chicken in 1 tablespoon hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. Pour reserved marinade through a wire mesh strainer into skillet.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 8-10 minutes or until chicken is done.
  7. Serve over rice.


Most Helpful

I enjoyed the lemony flavor of the chicken. I didn't use the entire amount, because I was afraid that it wuld be too strong. Made for 123 Hits.

mightyro_cooking4u August 10, 2009

No stars because the sauce was too lemony. My suggestion would be to half the lemon juice and vinegar here. I used fresh basil from my garden and it really shined here. I think reducing the acidic ingredients would really make this dish a star! Thanks Kim *Made for Bev Tag*

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) August 01, 2008

This had a bitter taste to it. I made the recipe as written but it didn't work for me or DH. I'm not sure if I did something wrong or what. Sorry

~Nimz~ October 15, 2003

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